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Thursday, Dec 6, 2012

Volunteer to be a Hyde Tour Guide

The Hyde Collection will begin a new docent (tour guide) training with an introductory session at the museum on Thursday, January 17, at 10:30 am.

What is a doimagecent? A docent is an integral part of museum services. By engaging in conversation about the history of the museum, the objects and art in the collection, or the works in exhibition galleries, a docent truly enhances the visitor’s experience making their time at the Museum personal, educational and interesting. Docents meet people from all walks of life and from around the globe. 

The Hyde’s docent training is completed after six two-hour classes  with the educaimagetion department. Trainees are mentored by experienced docents to prepare to lead informative and entertaining walks though Hyde House and the exhibition galleries.  After training, volunteers are expected to commit to a flexible schedule of two to four-hours per month and may choose to work with adult tours and/or school tours.

Individuals ages 16 and up who enjoy people, art, and learning are encouraged to contact The Hyde’s education department at 792-1761, ext. 327, or for more information.

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